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What is right?


What is right? Is it what you believe it to be? Does everyone have their own interpretation of "what's right"? If so there can be over a billion different versions of what is right when it comes to beliefs and practices. Such a varied notion cannot be right. It breeds anarchy.Which brings me to the conclusion that what is right has to be set by what is not within. The standard of morality and virtue has to be set by an external influence, free from prejudice. God sets the standard.

 

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Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) says

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    VationSays 21 months ago

    Cause and effect will help you understand why things went the way they did. But does it justify it? And if we rely on a society's standard on what is right, and every society has its standard, then it becomes a case of following the masses.


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    VationSays 21 months ago

    haha...okay, I was asking...then went ahead to voice my thoughts on the matter


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    VationSays 21 months ago

    You've set a really big grey area, where justification is based on making the best out of a situation. Trouble is people can come up with different ways in which things could have gone. Hence the need for a perfect standard. Not grey-Black and white.


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    VationSays 21 months ago

    I agree. And there can be over 7 billion opinions on one single issue. And true-might doesn't make right. Neither does the minority having their say and the majority having their way. This doesn't bring justification- it simply brings order.

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    VationSays 21 months ago

    "The difference between right and wrong is what's left."

    :D Why don't sensei's and wise people say what they mean, call a spade a spade, instead of leaving us more confused?

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    VationSays 21 months ago

    True...and here's another interesting thought: the number system is based on how you perceive it- binary, decimal, octal, hexadecimal or whichever new one people have come up with.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 21 months ago

    What an interesting answer. Clearly there is a line between adults and children. I suppose we could say that nurture plays a big role in what we determine is right or wrong. And religion just may be a big part of that for 50%.

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    VationSays 21 months ago

    Okay...what would to take to be as evidence of the existence of God? Some need to see a sea parting in half, others bread multiplying from one basket, while others simply have to take a walk in the neighborhood to observe nature at work.


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